Ligado 5G rollout and GPS interference


Jan 11, 2018
I missed the chatter around this up until I saw the recent WaPo opinion piece, but I thought I would share given the potential impact on GPS backcountry navigation. The gist of it is that Ligado was approved to deliver 5G over a repurposed portion of the L-band spectrum, which sits very close to the region that is used for GPS. I spoke to a former coworker in the GNSS industry, who said the greatest impact will be on low quality GPS receivers (e.g. mobile phones). At any rate, it sounds like something to keep an eye on for those using mobile apps.

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